BRAIN­WAVES

The Advertiser - SA Weekend - - OPEN­ERS - BY MARTY SMITH

1 What is the cap­i­tal of Den­mark? 2 In 1999, Ma­cau was given back to which coun­try af­ter 442 years of Por­tuguese rule? 3 What is a five-fin­ger dis­count? 4 Which build­ing is the of­fi­cial Lon­don res­i­dence of Prince Charles? 5 Which English au­thor de­scribed a sec­ond mar­riage as the “triumph of hope over ex­pe­ri­ence”? 6 Who is Aus­tralia’s Am­bas­sador to the Holy See? 7 “Gym” is an ab­bre­vi­a­tion of which word? 8 Ac­cord­ing to the most com­mon ver­sion of the tra­di­tional song Mon­day’s Child, which child of the week is “full of grace”? 9 What is the crick­et­ing term for a ball bowled out­side the bats­man’s reach which counts as a run for the side bat­ting? 10 How many de­grees are in a right an­gle? 11 Who wrote the book Mur­der on the Ori­ent Ex­press? 12 Fourscore is how many? 13 Who is South Aus­tralia’s Po­lice Min­is­ter? 14 What is a trun­dle bed? 15 What sport do the Bos­ton Red Sox play? 16 What does mega­pod mean? 17 Psi is the penul­ti­mate let­ter of which al­pha­bet? 18 In light, what are the three pri­mary colours? 19 Who is gen­er­ally re­garded as hav­ing been the first Bri­tish prime min­is­ter? 20 What colour is a da­mask rose? 21 Name the four pigs in Run­dle Mall. 22 At which golf club is the US Masters played each year? 23 Who plays Sally Bowles in the 1972 film Cabaret? 24 On which penin­sula is the South Aus­tralian town of Cleve? 25 Who was the Bri­tish monarch from 1837-1901? 26 What is the sin­gu­lar of media? 27 Who is the pa­tron saint of an­i­mals? 28 Te­tra­pho­bia is the fear of what num­ber? 29 What is the most abun­dant el­e­ment in the uni­verse? 30 In the book Oliver Twist by Charles Dick­ens, who beats Nancy to death? 31 The dessert zabaglione comes from which coun­try? 32 What is In­dia’s largest city? 33 To whom is ac­tor Tom Cruise mar­ried? 34 In which year was the Mac­quarie Dic­tio­nary first pub­lished – 1971, 1981 or 1991? 35 A trip­tych is a paint­ing com­prised of how many pan­els linked in sub­ject mat­ter? 36 Af­ter Chris­tian­ity, what is the sec­ond­largest re­li­gion in the world? 37 What is the most com­mon col­lec­tive noun for a group of owls? 38 What is a fair­weather friend? 39 In which year in the 1950s were the River Mur­ray floods? 40 The Strait of Gi­bral­tar is be­tween which two con­ti­nents? 41 Name the star which is the central body of the so­lar sys­tem and around which the plan­ets re­volve. 42 Sought by early Span­ish ex­plor­ers, El Do­rado was a leg­endary trea­sure city on which con­ti­nent? 43 In which Aus­tralian cap­i­tal city is the sub­urb of Tempe? 44 A Big­ger Splash (1967) is a fa­mous paint­ing by which Bri­tish artist? 45 Vic­tor Harbor is on which bay? 46 Who was the old­est Bea­tle? 47 Who was the Roman god of wine? 48 What is the square root of 169? 49 Which or­gan pumps blood around the body? 50 What was Aus­tralian prime min­is­ter Harold Holt’s mid­dle name?

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